Fair In The Crucible

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All’s fair in love and witch-hunting In The Crucible by Arthur Miller the play takes place during the Salem witchcraft trials. Throughout the play, the love affair between Abigail Williams and John Proctor leads to cause a chain of events beginning with Reverend Parris’s daughter’s strange illness that also causes another chain of events ending in the death of John Proctor. Soon after Abigail and John Proctor’s love affair, it compels Abigail and her friends to begin acting strangely and seeing visions of Satan. To begin with, Reverend Parris claims, “My daughter and my niece I discovered dancing like heathen in the forest” (10). Dancing in the Puritan community is strongly frowned upon; Because in Puritan belief it is believed that…show more content…
Soon after John and Abigail meet again and he threatens her, later Abby is found with a needle and claims that John’s wife’s, “familiar spirit pushed it in” (74). Abby was afflicted by a threat made by John, and this accusation, causes Goody Proctor to be arrested after Abigail was stabbed with a needle. Deeply affected by their family and friends being in jail John Proctor, Giles Corey, and Francis Nurse go to Deputy Governor Danforth to speak out, and Parris claims that they have “come to overthrow this court, your honor!” (92). According to Parris, John and his friends are going against the court, due to madness caused by Abigail and her friends; people are now looking at the court and the hanging judge and questioning what is really going on. After an insane hysteria caused by John Proctor admitting the affair he had with Abigail, he is sentenced to hang. After he tries to sign a false confession, he tears it and cries out, “I lie and sign myself to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!” (143). John is forced to hang afterwards, but after all the madness he has endured, he is very affected by the situation he is in and decides to die with honesty in his
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